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Maryland Board Recommends State Debt Limit Increase

A Maryland fiscal advisory board is recommending that the state increase its debt limit by $125 million, which would bring the total debt limit up above $925 million. 

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Business Media And Managing Your Finances

Kojo talks to Knight Kiplinger about the future of business media and personal finance in an age of economic uncertainty.

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Sheila Bair: "Bull by the Horns"

Sheila Bair describes the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath as she saw it during her time as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. She explains why the U.S. financial system is still at risk and tougher regulatory reform is needed.

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Fairness In State Courts: Electing Versus Appointing State Judges

State judges rule on most legal cases, but some argue campaign funding for judicial candidates leads to bias. Please join us to discuss fairness in state courts: elections versus appointment for state judges.

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New Concerns Over Credit Card Debt Collection

Americans are $21 billion dollars behind on their credit card debt and more banks are using aggressive collection tactics. Why consumers groups are alarmed and what it could mean for borrowers.

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Bankers Behaving Badly

Scandals at three big British banks have grabbed headlines recently. Some in the financial world say these aren't isolated incidents, but rather all-too-common practices.

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Rising Home Prices In The U.S.

For the first time in seven years, home prices are going up. What fewer foreclosures, record low mortgage rates and renewed investor enthusiasm mean for the U.S housing market and the overall economy.

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Jeff Faux: "The Servant Economy" (Rebroadcast)

An economist describes the financial decline of the middle class and why he believes neither political party will stop it.

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New Testimony And More Questions In The Interest Rate Rigging Scandal

Regulators in at least seven countries are looking into the Libor interest rate scandal. New testimony and what it may mean on both sides of the Atlantic.